Francis Cummins vows rearrangement will not affect Bradford Bulls players

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bulls players stand on the KC Stadium pitch prior to the postponement of the game against Hull Bulls players stand on the KC Stadium pitch prior to the postponement of the game against Hull

Francis Cummins insisted he had no problem with the 11th hour postponement of the Bulls’ Super League clash at Hull FC last night.

An overturned tanker on the M62 shut the motorway, first delaying kick-off before a decision was finally taken at 8pm to postpone the match as it is believed that at least eight of Hull’s players were left stranded in traffic.

The Bulls’ team coach reached the KC Stadium after a police escort guided them through the chaos but a number of the home side’s West Yorkshire-based squad were still stuck.

The match was quickly rearranged for 3pm tomorrow and Cummins said: “It’s one of those things, isn’t it.

“We were all ready to go but you can’t look to push a fixture when a team’s got so many players stuck, so we just do it at three o’clock tomorrow now.”

Despite having to detour on the A19, the Bulls coach was able to reach the ground half an hour before the scheduled 8pm kick-off.

Cummins said: “We got here but obviously a number of Hull’s players were stranded as they were stuck before the A19 and that made things very difficult.

“They were talking about playing the game today but we were saying no we can’t as we can’t bring the Lancashire-based lads back, so it’s going to be Sunday.

“Like I say, we just get on with it now and it’s not an issue. We’ve just spent two hours on a Friday night together.

“Some (players) were already strapped up and ready to go but it’s not in our hands and is not anyone’s fault.

“We just got some food at Hull and then set off back. We’re going to have a light training session today and then go again.”

Bulls football and media manager Stuart Duffy admitted that in his 15 years in rugby league he had never gone through anything similar.

Duffy said: “I’ve never had to divert off the motorway on the way to a game. Fortunately we were before the A19 (exit and could divert).

“Realistically, eight or nine of their players weren’t going to get to the ground before 9.15pm, which is the last time the game could have kicked off.

“At the end of the day, we can’t expect Hull to put a load of kids in because it’s an important competition.

“We could have played it today but it would have been an early kick-off and we would have got back late.

“It’s better for everybody concerned that the game is played tomorrow and we’ll travel across in the morning.”

Bulls owner Omar Khan announced that coach travel to Hull tomorrow will be free for all supporters who travelled officially with the club last night.

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9:04am Sat 9 Feb 13

king karl says...

It should have been played today

Why couldnt bulls have just stopped overnight

Its supposed to snow like hell all day Sunday
It should have been played today Why couldnt bulls have just stopped overnight Its supposed to snow like hell all day Sunday king karl
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9:18am Sat 9 Feb 13

wembley bound says...

And I get called an idiot
And I get called an idiot wembley bound
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9:25am Sat 9 Feb 13

king karl says...

the bulls team not fans, stopped overnight
the bulls team not fans, stopped overnight king karl
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10:17am Sat 9 Feb 13

bullybullman says...

king karl wrote:
It should have been played today

Why couldnt bulls have just stopped overnight

Its supposed to snow like hell all day Sunday
We were caught up in that last night & it was an horrific accident there were 10 Hull players sranded in the same section ! get a grip you moron !! Hundreds of supporters were stranded along with the players good call on the re-play all round & massive respect to Fran for being a sports man & a gentleman.

We will be back on the motorway tomorrow to see our Bulls !! finally spare a thought for the Seriously injured from the accident & may be start to think before you post idiotic comments on here.
[quote][p][bold]king karl[/bold] wrote: It should have been played today Why couldnt bulls have just stopped overnight Its supposed to snow like hell all day Sunday[/p][/quote]We were caught up in that last night & it was an horrific accident there were 10 Hull players sranded in the same section ! get a grip you moron !! Hundreds of supporters were stranded along with the players good call on the re-play all round & massive respect to Fran for being a sports man & a gentleman. We will be back on the motorway tomorrow to see our Bulls !! finally spare a thought for the Seriously injured from the accident & may be start to think before you post idiotic comments on here. bullybullman
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10:19am Sat 9 Feb 13

bullybullman says...

No snow forcasted for Hull or the route on sunday ! its clear up till 6pm then 95% chance of rain.
No snow forcasted for Hull or the route on sunday ! its clear up till 6pm then 95% chance of rain. bullybullman
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10:34am Sat 9 Feb 13

king karl says...

bullybullman wrote:
king karl wrote:
It should have been played today

Why couldnt bulls have just stopped overnight

Its supposed to snow like hell all day Sunday
We were caught up in that last night & it was an horrific accident there were 10 Hull players sranded in the same section ! get a grip you moron !! Hundreds of supporters were stranded along with the players good call on the re-play all round & massive respect to Fran for being a sports man & a gentleman.

We will be back on the motorway tomorrow to see our Bulls !! finally spare a thought for the Seriously injured from the accident & may be start to think before you post idiotic comments on here.
Today meaning today as in Saturday

Learn to read, before crying like the be'atch you obviously are
[quote][p][bold]bullybullman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]king karl[/bold] wrote: It should have been played today Why couldnt bulls have just stopped overnight Its supposed to snow like hell all day Sunday[/p][/quote]We were caught up in that last night & it was an horrific accident there were 10 Hull players sranded in the same section ! get a grip you moron !! Hundreds of supporters were stranded along with the players good call on the re-play all round & massive respect to Fran for being a sports man & a gentleman. We will be back on the motorway tomorrow to see our Bulls !! finally spare a thought for the Seriously injured from the accident & may be start to think before you post idiotic comments on here.[/p][/quote]Today meaning today as in Saturday Learn to read, before crying like the be'atch you obviously are king karl
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11:06am Sat 9 Feb 13

axlef1963 says...

first time on here boy this is going to be fun.for all the trolls prepare for war cant wait to get back to hull tomorrow bring it on coyb
first time on here boy this is going to be fun.for all the trolls prepare for war cant wait to get back to hull tomorrow bring it on coyb axlef1963
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11:24am Sat 9 Feb 13

wembley bound says...

As long as you pay no attention to a poster called Viking and his "close" friend Sheffieldbullette you will be OK.
Unless of course you are one of them under yet another name.
As long as you pay no attention to a poster called Viking and his "close" friend Sheffieldbullette you will be OK. Unless of course you are one of them under yet another name. wembley bound
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12:10pm Sat 9 Feb 13

mdn says...

wembley bound wrote:
As long as you pay no attention to a poster called Viking and his "close" friend Sheffieldbullette you will be OK.
Unless of course you are one of them under yet another name.
A Troll is a person who visits websites to attack other posters. S/he has no position, not political,
not social; in short s/he has no ‘point’.
It is attack for attack sake.
In early days Trolls were often pre-pubescent high school boys. Powerless, cowards, the Internet
became their psychodrama where they could act out.
Those who moderated message boards would ban them, delete their posts, and so their victory
was fleeting.
Where the school boy may mature into a responsible individual, the adult Troll has deep seated
psychological problems.
The adult who feels powerless grasps the opportunity to use the anonymity of the Internet to
create an all powerful avatar who can attack others with impunity.
With very low self images, Trolls experience that rush of control when they, who are afraid to tell
their neighbour to turn down his radio, can spew invective with impunity.

Trolls post insulting comments hoping another poster will respond. When there is a response this
provides reinforcement of their behaviour.
As passive-aggressive mentalities who can not express hostility in direct ways, the Internet
allows them the perfect venue to vent.
As they desire attention they will join sites, for example, Triond, where instead of posting
submissions, they lurk in the unmoderated forum feeding their pathetic egos with each
response they receive.
No matter what the response, it is a response. One can be more insulting, threaten
ing, it doesn’t
matter. The response, any response is what their pathology requires.
As Trolls are cowards, they run in packs. It is rare to see a single troll. They take strength from
each other. They delude themselves into believing they are in the majority and their views are
shared by ’everyone’.
Where average people may be proud of an achievement, trolls exalt over their ‘kills’; that is
persons they have ‘run off’ the forum, or message boards they have caused to close.
When users cease to post, that is Stop Feeding the Trolls, the forum becomes moribund. Trolls
have nothing to say. Once there is no one to attack they may begin flaming each other, then
cease to log on to the site.
Trolling is the sad attempt at self validation, just as taking drugs, trolling demands more and
more to feed the addiction that props up low self-esteem.
‘De-individualisat

ion’ is a term social psychologists use to explain the reduction in the sense of
one’s own identity. In on-line communication the Troll is distant from the victim and prone to
aggressive behaviour.
Behind the nickname used by the Troll is a pathetic individual who feels helpless. Having to bottle
hostility due to physical/intellectua

l/ emotional weakness. They can not distinguish between positive attention, praise, approval, affection and negative attention, criticism, hatred, disapproval
.
All Attention = Good.
There is some amount of sadism in the psyche of Trolls and that hint of Asperger’s syndrome,
where they can not feel remorse for their actions.
Experienced moderators recognise that no matter how one humiliates a Troll s/he can never believe
s/he ‘lost’. The viable method is to ’suck up’ to the Trolls, gain their trust, at such time they become
quite easy to smack down.
Egg-bound if you have managed to read this far down,and i doubt you have been able to,this is you and your mates/alter-egos to a tee try get some help.
[quote][p][bold]wembley bound[/bold] wrote: As long as you pay no attention to a poster called Viking and his "close" friend Sheffieldbullette you will be OK. Unless of course you are one of them under yet another name.[/p][/quote]A Troll is a person who visits websites to attack other posters. S/he has no position, not political, not social; in short s/he has no ‘point’. It is attack for attack sake. In early days Trolls were often pre-pubescent high school boys. Powerless, cowards, the Internet became their psychodrama where they could act out. Those who moderated message boards would ban them, delete their posts, and so their victory was fleeting. Where the school boy may mature into a responsible individual, the adult Troll has deep seated psychological problems. The adult who feels powerless grasps the opportunity to use the anonymity of the Internet to create an all powerful avatar who can attack others with impunity. With very low self images, Trolls experience that rush of control when they, who are afraid to tell their neighbour to turn down his radio, can spew invective with impunity. Trolls post insulting comments hoping another poster will respond. When there is a response this provides reinforcement of their behaviour. As passive-aggressive mentalities who can not express hostility in direct ways, the Internet allows them the perfect venue to vent. As they desire attention they will join sites, for example, Triond, where instead of posting submissions, they lurk in the unmoderated forum feeding their pathetic egos with each response they receive. No matter what the response, it is a response. One can be more insulting, threaten ing, it doesn’t matter. The response, any response is what their pathology requires. As Trolls are cowards, they run in packs. It is rare to see a single troll. They take strength from each other. They delude themselves into believing they are in the majority and their views are shared by ’everyone’. Where average people may be proud of an achievement, trolls exalt over their ‘kills’; that is persons they have ‘run off’ the forum, or message boards they have caused to close. When users cease to post, that is Stop Feeding the Trolls, the forum becomes moribund. Trolls have nothing to say. Once there is no one to attack they may begin flaming each other, then cease to log on to the site. Trolling is the sad attempt at self validation, just as taking drugs, trolling demands more and more to feed the addiction that props up low self-esteem. ‘De-individualisat ion’ is a term social psychologists use to explain the reduction in the sense of one’s own identity. In on-line communication the Troll is distant from the victim and prone to aggressive behaviour. Behind the nickname used by the Troll is a pathetic individual who feels helpless. Having to bottle hostility due to physical/intellectua l/ emotional weakness. They can not distinguish between positive attention, praise, approval, affection and negative attention, criticism, hatred, disapproval . All Attention = Good. There is some amount of sadism in the psyche of Trolls and that hint of Asperger’s syndrome, where they can not feel remorse for their actions. Experienced moderators recognise that no matter how one humiliates a Troll s/he can never believe s/he ‘lost’. The viable method is to ’suck up’ to the Trolls, gain their trust, at such time they become quite easy to smack down. Egg-bound if you have managed to read this far down,and i doubt you have been able to,this is you and your mates/alter-egos to a tee try get some help. mdn
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12:56pm Sat 9 Feb 13

axlef1963 says...

dont take any notice of anybody as my great grandad once told me treat everybody else as an idiot .trust nobody and be your own man so far in life bloody good advise coyb
dont take any notice of anybody as my great grandad once told me treat everybody else as an idiot .trust nobody and be your own man so far in life bloody good advise coyb axlef1963
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2:25pm Sat 9 Feb 13

onefaith says...

so the bulls stopped off in hull 4 sumthing to eat......hope they wernt horsin around neeeeeeeeiiiiiiiiiii
iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiggggg
gggggggggggggggggggg
hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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so the bulls stopped off in hull 4 sumthing to eat......hope they wernt horsin around neeeeeeeeiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiggggg gggggggggggggggggggg hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhh onefaith
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12:30am Sun 10 Feb 13

Wembley Bound. says...

wibble wibble......blurp bloop, glop.
There. The most sensible thing I've ever put on there. Now, back to window licking.
wibble wibble......blurp bloop, glop. There. The most sensible thing I've ever put on there. Now, back to window licking. Wembley Bound.
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3:53am Sun 10 Feb 13

wembley bound says...

Hello viking
Hello viking wembley bound
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9:31am Sun 10 Feb 13

littlegrubbers says...

The Sad Truths of Internet Trolls:

Trolls are immune to criticism and logical arguments. True trolls cannot be reasoned with, regardless of how sound your logical argument is.
Trolls do not feel remorse like you and me. They have sociopathic tendencies, and accordingly, they delight in other people having hurt feelings.
Trolls consider themselves separate from the social order.
Trolls do not abide by etiquette or the rules of common courtesy.
Trolls consider themselves above social responsibility.
Trolls gain energy by you insulting them.
Trolls gain energy when you get angry.
The only way to deal with a troll is to ignore him, or take away his ability to post online.
The Sad Truths of Internet Trolls: Trolls are immune to criticism and logical arguments. True trolls cannot be reasoned with, regardless of how sound your logical argument is. Trolls do not feel remorse like you and me. They have sociopathic tendencies, and accordingly, they delight in other people having hurt feelings. Trolls consider themselves separate from the social order. Trolls do not abide by etiquette or the rules of common courtesy. Trolls consider themselves above social responsibility. Trolls gain energy by you insulting them. Trolls gain energy when you get angry. The only way to deal with a troll is to ignore him, or take away his ability to post online. littlegrubbers
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9:32am Sun 10 Feb 13

littlegrubbers says...

How Exactly Do Internet Trolls Abuse Others?

Ans: internet trolls seek to be disruptive and hurtful by using any of the following techniques:

Trolls will post abusive and hurtful comments directed at a specific person (aka "flaming" another person)
Trolls will incite broad arguments and provoke angry responses by making controversial statements. (e.g. racism, religious intolerance, bigoted or elitist views, mysogyny, extreme political views)
Trolls will narcissistically dominate conversations, trying to make themselves the center of attention. (e.g. nonstop comments about themselves and their accomplishments; repeated self-centered statements and bragging)
Trolls will start many off-topic threads, seeking to derail users from the focus of an online community.
How Exactly Do Internet Trolls Abuse Others? Ans: internet trolls seek to be disruptive and hurtful by using any of the following techniques: Trolls will post abusive and hurtful comments directed at a specific person (aka "flaming" another person) Trolls will incite broad arguments and provoke angry responses by making controversial statements. (e.g. racism, religious intolerance, bigoted or elitist views, mysogyny, extreme political views) Trolls will narcissistically dominate conversations, trying to make themselves the center of attention. (e.g. nonstop comments about themselves and their accomplishments; repeated self-centered statements and bragging) Trolls will start many off-topic threads, seeking to derail users from the focus of an online community. littlegrubbers
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9:33am Sun 10 Feb 13

littlegrubbers says...

Why Do People Enjoy Being Internet Trolls?

Ans: it is a kind of power rush or ego trip to be a troll. Being online is a place that is largely free of perceived consequences... an insecure person can get a sense of power online, without ever having to face someone directly. With the Internet being a world of imagination and fantasy for some, cowardly users can forge an alter ego for themselves, and act out their feelings of anger and inadequacy. It's sad and unfortunate that our advanced communications also brings out the darker side of many people.
Why Do People Enjoy Being Internet Trolls? Ans: it is a kind of power rush or ego trip to be a troll. Being online is a place that is largely free of perceived consequences... an insecure person can get a sense of power online, without ever having to face someone directly. With the Internet being a world of imagination and fantasy for some, cowardly users can forge an alter ego for themselves, and act out their feelings of anger and inadequacy. It's sad and unfortunate that our advanced communications also brings out the darker side of many people. littlegrubbers
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9:44am Sun 10 Feb 13

littlegrubbers says...

it is our light not our darkness that most frightens us

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,
talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?

Your playing small does not serve the world.

There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other

people won't feel insecure around you.

We were born to make manifest all that is within us.

It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.

As we are liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.

SO???When does this become a forum to discuss the highs and lows of the Bulls and Rugby League and not a forum to discuss the merits or otherwise of people who seek to tarnish and discredit what is a beautiful game and a fantastic club?
it is our light not our darkness that most frightens us Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? Your playing small does not serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest all that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, Our presence automatically liberates others. SO???When does this become a forum to discuss the highs and lows of the Bulls and Rugby League and not a forum to discuss the merits or otherwise of people who seek to tarnish and discredit what is a beautiful game and a fantastic club? littlegrubbers
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10:27am Sun 10 Feb 13

wembley bound says...

Welcome to the forum sir borealot
Welcome to the forum sir borealot wembley bound
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10:41am Sun 10 Feb 13

fraternise says...

littlegrubbers wrote:
it is our light not our darkness that most frightens us

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,
talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?

Your playing small does not serve the world.

There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other

people won't feel insecure around you.

We were born to make manifest all that is within us.

It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.

As we are liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.

SO???When does this become a forum to discuss the highs and lows of the Bulls and Rugby League and not a forum to discuss the merits or otherwise of people who seek to tarnish and discredit what is a beautiful game and a fantastic club?
I reckon our resident village idiots aren't part of that saying LG.

Hope the snow keeps away for Sunday's game, it's upset the co-ordination a bit hasn't it!

Let's hope the delayed game still gives us the right result.

COYB
[quote][p][bold]littlegrubbers[/bold] wrote: it is our light not our darkness that most frightens us Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? Your playing small does not serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest all that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, Our presence automatically liberates others. SO???When does this become a forum to discuss the highs and lows of the Bulls and Rugby League and not a forum to discuss the merits or otherwise of people who seek to tarnish and discredit what is a beautiful game and a fantastic club?[/p][/quote]I reckon our resident village idiots aren't part of that saying LG. Hope the snow keeps away for Sunday's game, it's upset the co-ordination a bit hasn't it! Let's hope the delayed game still gives us the right result. COYB fraternise
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1:09pm Sun 10 Feb 13

wembley bound says...

Hull by 20
Hull by 20 wembley bound
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4:40pm Sun 10 Feb 13

Wembley Bound. says...

wembley bound wrote:
Hello viking
We really need to get over our fixation with Viking. It's quite worrying really. You are me, I am you. You complete me. We are one complete nutcase. Now , who said that? Me or you?
[quote][p][bold]wembley bound[/bold] wrote: Hello viking[/p][/quote]We really need to get over our fixation with Viking. It's quite worrying really. You are me, I am you. You complete me. We are one complete nutcase. Now , who said that? Me or you? Wembley Bound.
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7:46pm Sun 10 Feb 13

wembley bound says...

wembley bound wrote:
Hull by 20
Not far off
[quote][p][bold]wembley bound[/bold] wrote: Hull by 20[/p][/quote]Not far off wembley bound
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3:14pm Mon 11 Feb 13

wembley bound says...

Cas by 16
Cas by 16 wembley bound
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